15.1. Simba AMPS 81 +1 126 +2 112 +4 72 +6 70 +8 94 PMPS 92 +1 112 +2 103 +3 94 +4 92 +5.75 122

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  1. Lina and Simba

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    https://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB...s-94-1-113-2-76-3-83-4-79-6-5-70-8-61.241474/

    First shot of Lantus was in the PM cycle, that was 3U. I shot 2U of protaphane in the morning by accident!

    I've lost the bookmarked page for abbreviations - what does BCS mean?
     
  2. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    A BCS would be a token dose. How are you feeling? Did you get any sleep?
     
  3. Bandit's Mom

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    It is a slang for a token dose - Big Chicken Sh*t Dose :)
     
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    About the same amount of sleep that I got yesterday in the day. I'll be napping again. :D
    HA, that made me laugh. :D I'm happy to give him a BCS today as well.
     
  5. tiffmaxee

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    I think you should give 1.5. Hopefully you will be able to get more sleep.
     
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    Makes sense.
     
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    Okay. What kind of carb% should I give? Would mixing some 8% with 16% be alright?
     
  8. tiffmaxee

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    That sounds good.
     
  9. Lina and Simba

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    I think this will become the standard schedule for us - brekkie at 8:20, shot at 8:30. In the evening Simba's got his shot by 20:15. :)
    Should I leave it to Simba's nan to test him at +1 or skip straight to +2?
     
  10. Bandit's Mom

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    Let her test at +1 and feed MC if flat or lower.
     
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    +1 126. Wait until +2 to feed?
     
  12. Bandit's Mom

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    Yes. May not need MC now. Let's see how it goes.
     
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    Meant to add that he is a late nadir cat, so a +3 next should be fine.
     
  14. Lina and Simba

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    Ahh, I just missed this :D
     
  16. Bandit's Mom

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    Nah. I was late posting it. My mistake! Feed a little LC and test at +4. Hope you are getting naps in!
     
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    20g 7.9% for Sim. I am indeed. Back to bed for another 2 hours!
     
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    +4 72. My dad (Simbas grandpa) measured his BG. :bighug:
     
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    Should I give him some MC and test in two hours? @Bandit's Mom

    Edit: gave him 20grams of 16% @+4.75. He still has a fair bit to go to nadir. I'll test him at +6. Hopefully I made the right decision!
     
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  20. Bandit's Mom

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    Sorry! Just saw this. He's on a roll!
     
  21. Lina and Simba

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    This is too good not to share :D
     
  22. Lina and Simba

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    He really is! Looks like I can hold the token dose of 1.5 tonight as well?!
     
  23. Bandit's Mom

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    Looks like it! The idea is to get a dose where we can get him to surf with largely LC. The larger (3/2.5U) depot is still at play and can influence 4 to 6 cycles after a reduction, so lets see where we are once the 1.5U depot builds.
     
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  24. Lina and Simba

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    Yeah that would be good. He's gone through a couple of cans of MC - I need to restock today. Also, 150 more test strips arrived today! :)
     
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    I hope you've ordered more strips ;)
     
  26. Lina and Simba

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    Looks like ordering 150 will be a weekly ordeal :D the cheapest I’ve found them is 34 euros for 50!
     
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    +6 70. Maybe Simba's pancreas has woken up from hibernation mode? :D should I let him surf without food a while longer?
     
  28. Bandit's Mom

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    WOW. Just wow. Yes. Feed again at +9?

    I see a note on your SS for Jan 4th saying stopped feeding him kibble. What were you feeding him? Some HC prescription food?
     
  29. Lina and Simba

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    I gave him some LC @+6.5 Will feed some LC at +9 too. :)

    Yes, poor thing was on an AWFUL diet before. Hill's z/d wet food mixed with the cans I use as MC now. And Hill's z/d kibble, as well. :( I feel very guilty for trusting the vet and believing that was the right food to feed him. Around Christmas time we switched to the Royal Canin Diabetic wet food and Hill's diabetic kibble. Occasionally mixed z/d wet with the RC wet.
     
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  30. JaxBenji

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    How are you feeling today, Lina :bighug:? You're doing wonderful with Simba :cat: Beautiful cycle :D
     
  31. Bandit's Mom

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    That explains his race down the dosing ladder. Did the same vet ask you to start him off at 3U of Lantus? :eek:
     
  32. Lina and Simba

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    A tiny bit better, thank you for asking! Still awaiting to hear from the doctor. Simba is making me proud :)
     
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  33. Lina and Simba

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    She did indeed. I was like "uhmmmm, okay then". I mean it's worked a treat, but it would've been very dangerous if I didn't have the support and knowledge from the FDMB.
     
  34. Bandit's Mom

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    Now I think even 1.5U might be on the higher side. Let's see how the next couple of cycles play out.
     
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  35. Lina and Simba

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    Yes, I'll see how he does on 1.5U! This is very exciting!
     
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  36. Bandit's Mom

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    I'm glad you think so. Being sleep deprived when unwell is not great! LOL.
     
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    Simba is doing looking good. You're doing a great job with him. I hope you can get more naps in today.
     
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  38. Lina and Simba

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    Thank you! :) I think I will squeeze a nap in after his nadir, pre-PM cycle.
     
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    Anything for my boy :cat::kiss:
     
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    +8 94. I'll give him some more LC at +9/+9.5 and check back at PMPS.
     
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  41. Lina and Simba

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    PMPS guesses, anyone? :smuggrin:
     
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    *drumroll* 92 :D
     
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  43. Bandit's Mom

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    Stick to 1.5U. He is probably going to earn a reduction but let's wait to be sure the 3U depot is not at play.

    @tiffmaxee
     
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  44. tiffmaxee

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    I’m loving this PMPS! Yes stick with 1.5. :D
     
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  45. Lina and Simba

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    Okay! :) Should I stick to a mix of LC&MC for his dinner?
    Similar to what he had for brekkie.
     
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  46. tiffmaxee

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    I would .
     
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  47. Bandit's Mom

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    Yes. Feed higher carbs in the first part of the cycle and see if you can keep him surfing on LC thereafter.
     
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    Perfect! Should I check back in an hour? I hope I managed his shot alright, he tried to escape :D
     
  49. Bandit's Mom

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    Yes. please. I may not be awake but Elise will be around. Good luck!
     
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    Thank you :)
     
  51. Lina and Simba

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    I need to buckle up for a busy night ahead... +1 112. Test + feed in an hour, same as yesterday? @tiffmaxee
     
  52. tiffmaxee

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    Yes. Not even a food bump. How are you feeling?
     
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    Right?! What is going on? Has Simba had enough of all the needles?
    I am feeling alright, thanks for asking. I’m starting to get the hang of this “sleep 50mins - test+feed 10mins”.
     
  54. tiffmaxee

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    Sorry. Missed your post. Been busy here. I’ll check back in 20 minutes.
     
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    No worries! I really appreciate your help. I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of things. :)
     
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  56. Lina and Simba

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    Not as big of a drop at +2. Would LC be sufficient for now? Or should I carb him up a bit more to get two hours of sleep in?
     
  57. tiffmaxee

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    Yes. Try lc and test in an hour but if you need to sleep carb up and check in 2.
     
  58. Lina and Simba

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    I'll do LC for now. I'm up watching the telly anyway so I'll keep the MC up my sleeve for later in the cycle.
     
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  59. Lina and Simba

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    +3 94. Back on the green wave. Should I feed MC now and test in two hours? Three hours? I don't even know what to say about Simba anymore :cat: I’m still really awake after my marathon napping so I could skip the food for now and test at +4.

    I filmed a little clip of testing him to send to a few of my friends who know he's ill and I almost cried a little! The trust he has in me. Just laying there, peacefully. He's an angel.
     
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  60. tiffmaxee

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    Yes. Feed mc and test in 2 hours. Make it 2 1/2 hours.
     
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  61. Lina and Simba

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    I'll be back in 2.5 hours sharp :)
     
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  62. Butters & Lyla

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    I see Simba is still keeping you rather busy:D. Remember to find some time to sleep:p.
     
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  63. PerfumedCatMom

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    Lina, you are doing so well with Simba! It brings tears to my eyes too when I think about how much our kitties put up with the fussing and poking and trips to the vet and in the end still trust and love us.
     
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  64. Butters & Lyla

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    And I also see that you are testing in between tests, lol. Thought you weren't going to test until @+5.5:D. I see that +4 on your spreadsheet. Nice and flat. Will see you for that +5.5 in....30 minutes. I'm keeping eyes on you and Simba too.
     
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  65. Lina and Simba

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    Haha, you caught me there! Simba let out a high-pitched meow in the kitchen and I was there in seconds. :D
     
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    You haven't fed since the +3 and Simba is higher @+6. Go to bed for the rest of the night. Please!
    Nothing else but LC for that boy tonight. No further tests.
     
  67. Lina and Simba

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    The latest test is @+5.75. I am too sleepy to manually enter that data in the SS.
     
  68. Butters & Lyla

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    Oh yes, I'd have done the same! They have us wrapped around their toe beans!
     
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  69. Lina and Simba

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    If he’s asleep and happily snoring is it okay not to feed him anymore tonight? :cat:
     
  70. Butters & Lyla

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    That's fine! You'll change it at some point. It doesn't change what I said.
    Bed for you.
    Nothing but LC for Simba if you think he needs more food. Otherwise he will be fine.
    Right! Goodnight. Don't squander your opportunity for a few hours of uninterrupted sleep:p:bighug:.
     
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  71. Lina and Simba

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    Thank you! :bighug: I am migrating back to my own bed after successfully dislocating my entire spine on the sofa. I’ll see what tomorrow morning brings for us. Goodnight!
     
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  72. tiffmaxee

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    Sleep well.
     
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  73. Xara Kakarantza

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    Wow! Wonderful blue and green numbers !!
    Keep going!!Congratulations!!!!
    I'm so happy for you! :bighug:
     
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    Thank you! I hope Simba follows Zorros pawprints and takes another reduction soon. :cat::p
     
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